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People Are Freaking Out Watching Construction Worker Casually Carry Beam At Massive Height

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People Are Freaking Out Watching Construction Worker Casually Carry Beam At Massive Height

People are marvelling over a construction worker carrying a huge beam while working on a skyscraper.

We have vertigo merely just watching it.

A user took to Reddit and posted the impressive video of the tradie casually carrying the metal beam while working from a scaffold at a jaw-dropping height.

Let's just hope that harness is mighty strong.

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The video resulted in many wheezing over the frightful task, as one person wrote: “Dude, his whole life depends on one piece of metal on his strap.”

Another commented: “My legs would've turned to jello when that scaffolding flexed haha.”

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A third person said: “I'd pass out and be hanging from the rope.”

While another user wrote: “Hell, imagine what workers on those skyscrapers hundred years ago had to do. Basically the same but with no protection and less floor space.”

And honestly, this is when a simple nine to five job will do. 

Similarly, earlier this month, a Toronto construction worker was captured dangling from a crane after a work mishap while onlookers told the man to ‘hang tight’.

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Photos and videos began circulating online, with many safety experts admitting they had never seen anything like it.

In his 20 years of health and safety work, Phillip Ferreira told the Toronto Sun that an accident like this was one of a kind.

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“The worker got his arm caught up or tangled in a tag line — a tag line is a rope that is secured to a load that helps prevent it from unnecessary movement,” he said.

He added: “And when the crane operator raised the load, that worker went for a ride, unfortunately all the way up to the 23rd floor. So the worker sustained injuries to his arm.

“Obviously, any injuries he sustained there is better than the worst-case scenario. He survived.”

According to a 2019 report conducted by the Australian Men’s Health Forum, a death was recorded in the country every two days, with construction work contributing 16 per cent.

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Additionally, the 2020 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries recorded 4,764 deaths in the US, with workers in transportation, material moving operations and construction accounting for almost half of these numbers.

Featured Image Credit: u/JPPT1974 / Reddit.

Topics: News, Reddit, US News, Health

Charisa Bossinakis
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